Australian Guineas

Australian Guineas, Flemington Racecourse

Looking for early info on this year’s Australian Guineas? The tipsters at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.

Run over 1,600 metres every March, the Australian Guinea Stakes place during the VRC Autumn Racing Carnival. With a $1,000,000 prize purse, it attracts its a range of local, national and international talent each year.

If you’re looking for a good lead in race, you can’t go past the CS Hayes Stakes or The Vanity.

For its inaugural year, the race was run as Group 3. Ever since its second year, it has proudly held Group 1 status.

Australian Guineas 2019 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, March 2nd, 2019
  • Track Location: Flemington Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Left-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,600 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Set weights
  • Qualification: Three year olds
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 1
  • Operator: Victoria Racing Club
  • Prize Purse: $1,000,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1986

Australian Guineas Betting

There are many different ways to bet on the Australian Guineas, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Australian Guineas
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Australian Guineas.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Australian Guineas. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the Australian Guineas, you will collect both the Win and the Place dividend. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd you will collect the Place dividend.
Quinella Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in any order, within the Australian Guineas, in order to win the Quinella.
Exacta Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the Australian Guineas to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Australian Guineas to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Australian Guineas to win the First 4.
Quadrella Bet (Quaddie) You must select the winners of four nominated races to win the Quaddie. This means you would have to select three other races apart from the Australian Guineas, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Australian Guineas

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  2. Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
  3. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on Australian Guineas Betting above).
  4. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Australian Guineas 2019 Odds

Early market odds are displayed below. If you would like to know the current odds, you can check our live market for the 2019 edition of the Australian Guineas here.

(Please note that the odds below are from 18/01/2018, prior to nominations or acceptances).

All In Win Odds Place Odds
The Autumn Sun 3 1.5
Amphitrite 5 1.75
Arcadia Queen 6 2.25
Fiesta 7 2.2
Mystic Journey 8 2.4
Extra Brut 9 3
Graff 9 2.65
Ringerdingding 9 2.65
Brutal 11 3.5
Native Soldier 11 3.5
Roheryn 11 3.1
Aramayo 16 4.75
Gem Song 16 4.25
Oohood 16 4.75
Pretty In Pink 16 4.25
Ranier 16 4.25
Lean Mean Machine 18 5.25
Wild Planet 18 5.25
Adana 21 6
Declares War 21 6
Fundamentalist 21 5.25
Lady Cosmology 21 5.25
Leonardo Da Hinchi 21 5.25
Pohutukawa 21 5.25
Seabrook 21 6
Fighting Harada 31 7.5
Outrageous 31 7.5
Tchaikovsky 31 7.5
Vassilator 31 7.5
Sandbar 41 10
Santos 41 10
Savvy Oak 51 12
Samizdat 81 19

Australian Guineas 2018 Results

2018’s results are displayed in the table below:

Place No. Barrier Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Weight Spread
1 11 16 Grunt Mick Price Damien Oliver 56.5 kgs $5.50
2 13 10 Peaceful State Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 0.5 lengths 56.5 kgs $8.50
3 16 1 Bring Me Roses Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 2 lengths 54.5 kgs $21
4 6 6 Villermont Aaron Purcell Luke Nolen 3.5 lengths 56.5 kgs $26
5 9 13 Holy Snow Mick Price Michael Dee 4.5 lengths 56.5 kgs $19
6 5 14 Muraaqeb David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damian Lane 4.6 lengths 56.5 kgs $17
7 2 15 Cliff’s Edge Darren Weir John Allen 4.7 lengths 56.5 kgs $4.60
8 3 8 Embellish Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards Opie Bosson 5.45 lengths 56.5 kgs $16
9 10 11 Salsamor Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Jordan Childs 5.65 lengths 56.5 kgs $61
10 7 4 Main Stage Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Regan Bayliss 6.05 lengths 56.5 kgs $12
11 8 7 Addictive Nature Bjorn Baker Craig Williams 7.3 lengths 56.5 kgs $16
12 12 3 Black Sail Aaron Purcell Ben Thompson (a) 8.05 lengths 56.5 kgs $101
13 15 12 Aloisia Aaron Purcell Mark Zahra 8.45 lengths 54.5 kgs $11
14 1 2 Mighty Boss Mick Price Michael Walker 9.95 lengths 56.5 kgs $17
15 14 5 Mr So And So Anthony Freedman Beau Mertens 10.15 lengths 56.5 kgs $41
16 4 9 Levendi Peter Gelagotis Ben Melham 25.15 lengths 56.5 kgs $31
SCR 18 0 Mahalangur Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn
SCR 17 0 Paret Chris Waller Craig Newitt

Which Horse Will Win The Australian Guineas

The best way to pick who will win the Australian Guineas is to take into account the form, assess the barriers, consider the weight the horse will carry, among other factors.

Additional factors to take into considerations are as follows:

  • Mile Masters – You want a back that is capable at winning at a mile or over for this one.
  • Testosterone Charged – This race typically belongs to the colts and geldings. Fillies usually come up short, though they have occasionally won.
  • Upsets Abound – If you think you’ve fairly weighed all factors, it’s not impossible to call the winner at double digit odds.

Australian Guineas Favourites

Early favourites include The Autumn Sun, Amphitrite, Arcadia Queen and Fiesta.

Australian Guineas 2019 Field

The field limit is 16. Once nominations have been released, we will display the most likely runners in the table below.

Horse Age Sex Past Winnings Trainer

Australian Guineas 2019 Tips

Favourite: The Autumn Sun.

Best Bet: TBC.

Best Roughie: TBC.

Australian Guineas Race Day

Race day takes place on Saturday, the 2nd of March, 2019.

Australian Guineas Barrier Draw

The 2018 Australian Guineas barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race.

Australian Guineas Nominations

Nominations close at 12 PM on Monday, the 25th of February, 2019.

Australian Guineas Weights

Set weights apply to this race. Colt and geldings run at 56.5 kg. Fillies run at 54.5 kg. Final weights are announced at 4 PM on Monday, the 25th of February, 2019.

Australian Guineas Acceptances

Acceptances must be declared before 9:30 AM on Wednesday, the 27th of February, 2019.

Australian Guineas Jockeys

The final riders announcement is at 1 PM on Wednesday, the 27th of February, 2019.

Australian Guineas Scratchings

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 2nd of March, 2019.

Australian Guineas Prize Money

The Australian Guineas prize purse is worth $1,000,000 in total, distributed from places first through to eighth.

Place Prize Money
1st $600,000
2nd $180,000
3rd $90,000
4th $45,000
5th $25,000
6th $20,000
7th $20,000
8th $20,000

Australian Guineas Race Number

The Australian Guineas is race number 3 on the 2nd of March, 2019. There are nine races in total that day at Flemington Racecourse.

Australian Guineas Form Guide

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check our full form guide closer to race day to see if the form guide for 2019’s Australian Guineas has been released.

Australian Guineas Live

You can watch or listen to the 2019 Australian Guineas live, across the following mediums.

Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)

Radio: Radio Sport National

Australian Guineas Winners

Winners of the Australian Guineas for the past nineteen years are displayed in the table below. you can find a full list of winners, going back to 1986, on our winners page for this race.

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
2018 Grunt Mick Price Damien Oliver 56.5kg 1:34.99
2017 Hey Doc Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 56.5kg 1:34.01
2016 Palentino Darren Weir Mark Zahra 56.5kg 1:35.28
2015 Wandjina Gai Waterhouse Brett Prebble 56.5kg 1:35.14
2014 Shamus Award Danny O’Brien Craig Williams 56.5kg 1:36.41
2013 Ferlax Jim Conlan Stephen Baster 56.5kg 1:35.09
2012 Mosheen Robert Smerdon Danny Nikolic 54.5kg 1:37.06
2011 Shamrocker Danny O’Brien Glen Boss 53.5kg 1:35.33
2010 Rock Classic Bart Cummings Michael Rodd 55.5kg 1:36.80
2009 Heart Of Dreams Mick Price Craig Newitt 55.5kg 1:35.88
2008 Light Fantastic Mick Price Craig Newitt 55.5kg 1:36.41
2007 Miss Finland David Hayes Craig Williams 53kg 1:36.09
2006 Apache Cat Greg Eurell Noel Callow 55.5kg 1:34.00
2005 Al Maher Gai Waterhouse Noel Callow 55.5kg 1:34.45
2004 Reset Graeme Rogerson Danny Nikolic 55.5kg 1:34.57
2003 Delago Brom Tommy Hughes (Snr) Patrick Payne 55.5kg 1:35.93
2002 Dash For Cash Rick Hore-Lacy Scott Seamer 55.5kg 1:35.39
2001 Mr. Murphy Lee Freedman Damien Oliver 55.5kg 1:34.43
2000 Pins Clarry Conners Shane Dye 55.5kg 2:02.31